Photographic slides of Herbert Hope Lockwood, circa. 1860-1990

Object number



1860 – 1990


5153 photographic slides




This collection comprises photographic slides, collected and used during lectures by historian, Herbert Hope Lockwood (circa. 1980-2000). Includes scenes of Barking, Dagenham, Ilford, Goodmayes, Claybury and Barkingside dating from the late nineteenth century to the late twentieth century.


Herbert Hope Lockwood, known as Bert Lockwood (1917-2004) was a respected historian, who published a number of books on the history of Essex, including: 'Barking 100 Years Ago' (1990), 'A Happy Thought: The Story of the Barking and District Historical Society, 1934-1994' (1994), 'The Inspiration of Valentines: A Place of Origin' (2002), 'The History of the Barking and District Historical Society' (2004), 'Ilford Hospital of St. Mary and St. Thomas of Canterbury: An Outline History' (2004) and finally 'Tithe and Other Records of Essex and Barking' (2006), as well as contributing to the Barking section of Volume 5 of the Essex Victoria History. He was also well known for being chairman and president of both Ilford and District Historical Society and Barking and District Historical Society, and for his involvement in the Essex Historical Congress. In addition he was awarded admission as a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1996. Bert Lockwood attended Ilford County High School, before going on to become a graduate of King's College, London. During the Second World War, he served with the Royal Army Medical Corps and the Army Education Corps in the Middle East. On his return, he taught for several years in Halifax and then Yorkshire, returning to Ilford in 1952. Alongside his subsequent career as a lecturer in history and social studies at Tottenham College of Technology, he was a regular participant in local athletics and then coach in middle distance running and throwing at Ilford Athletics Club, off the High Road, Ilford. His love for athletics and efforts for the club were recognised when he was awarded life membership and the position of president in 1959. He was married to Dorothy, with whom he lived at Alloa Road, Goodmayes. Bert Lockwood died suddenly on 7 November 2004. A thanksgiving service was held at St. Margaret's Church, Barking on 15 November 2004.

Conditions governing access

Open to research.

Conditions governing reproduction

At the discretion of the Lockwood family.

Physical description

Photographic slides, contained within original boxes.



Catalogued by Clare Sexton, Archivist in accordance with ISAD(G).

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3 thoughts on “Photographic slides of Herbert Hope Lockwood, circa. 1860-1990

  1. I was born at Eastfield Road off Heathway in 1931. My family moved to Dagenham from Islington in 1928. Just prior to World War Two, my father purchased a house in Gay Gardens on the Foxland’s estate. We were the first family to take up residence on the estate and were able to see the whole of Gay Gardens’ built along with Foxland’s Crescent and Stockdale Gardens. I don’t believe its called Stockdale Crescent these days. As a youth I delivered the morning and evening papers to the estate, and on Saturday’s I helped to deliver milk on the United Dairies horse drawn milk float helping Tom the milkman. My family lived on what was the old Stockdale farm for 37 years. May and Bakers factory was at the far end of Gay Gardens . Sadly Wilkins & Sons the jam makers from Tiptree didn’t leave many fruit trees behind when they vacated the land before Edward Glenny built the houses.

  2. Hello. My Gt Nan was Clara Sheldrick Henton. She was born in Fisher Street. Barking. Her mum was Anna Maria Sheldrick. This was mid to later 1800s. She married William Heath Chaplin.

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Start date1860
End date1990